Team SGSNY vs NYC

As current St. George’s Society interns, Grace Owen and Aslam Siddikhan lead the Society’s Mountbatten Fundraising Committee. They give an update on goals, progress and their experiences along the way.

Few things would inspire us to do exercise on a Saturday morning. However, for St. George’s Society, we make an exception.

This Saturday, we will be leading a team of enthusiastic Mountbatten interns through the trials and tribulations of New York’s toughest obstacle course, the NYC City Challenge all to raise funds for St. George’s Society.

#TeamSGSNY will be jumping over police cars and crawling through mud immensely exciting.  Training began in June, and the (much-needed!) support from family, friends and St. George’s members has been phenomenal.

The team is dedicated to raising funds for St. George’s charitable programs, and we are honored to be a part of such a meaningful cause. #TeamSGSNY is fast-approaching our $5000 target, and these funds will go directly to improving the lives of New York’s most needy. The charity enriches the lives of the young and the old, by preventing homelessness, providing hope and supporting academic dreams.

We know this challenge is going to be tough. Some members of the team are more experienced runners than others, but we will support one another through each and every hurdle, ensuring that everyone reaches the finish line.

Aslam says: “This is the first large-scale event I have been part of, and I’m really looking forward to it. I know I have worked hard in many areas leading up to the event – from training to reaching out to family and friends who are British or have a Commonwealth background, to support a cause I personally can relate to.”

Grace says: “The Mountbatten Committee’s enthusiasm has been incredible, and we have a 16-strong team taking part. I’ve organized a number of fundraising events in London, but this is certainly the most physically demanding one I’ve been involved with to date!”

We are hugely grateful for all the support we have received, and are looking forward to tackling Randall’s Island’s obstacle course on Saturday (and the well-deserved beer afterwards!).

 

If you would give us some last-minute support, you can donate online. Thank you!

Giving Just Got Easier

St. George’s Society is thrilled to announce we will be launching a new fundraising platform this coming August.

Classy is a one stop shop that houses membership renewals, event registration, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising all in under one roof. This in an effort to maximize our fundraising potential and therefore our ability to provide vital assistance to people in need.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME?

  • Classy offers a more user-friendly platform, allowing you to register for an event, renew your membership or donate to the Society with ease.
  • More ways to support St. George’s! Upgrade your membership, pledge a monthly donation or host your own event or campaign only a few steps.
  • You can access your giving history, update membership details, and manage your recurring donations via an online portal.

Executive Director, Anna Titley, shares that “We are thrilled about the transition to a more comprehensive, user-friendly platform that will optimize member’s experiences and develop new ways in which they can support our charitable programs.”

Keep an eye out for upcoming developments.

Great British Scavenger Hunt

Have you got what it takes to take on New York in this exciting British-themed Scavenger Hunt?

Saturday 5th August 2017
Starts at 10:30am
Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden
Hanover Square

 Using the latest technology platform provided by Wildgoose, teams will visit different locations in Lower Manhattan to unlock questions, complete challenges and earn your team points! The final clue will lead you to a secret location where multiple PRIZES will be awarded and WINNERS will be announced!

Food and drink will be available for purchase at the final location.

$20 per person
Children (under 12) are free
Maximum team size is 4 people

REGISTER TODAY

For any questions, please contact us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org.

All proceeds support the charitable programs of St. George’s Society of New York. 

Fitness and Fundraising with Team SGSNY

 

Join St. George’s Society as we get fit this summer!

 

Team SGSNY is back to tackle the NYC City Challenge on Saturday 15th July at Randall’s Island Park.

Lead by the Mountbatten Fundraising Committee, we will tackle a series of urban obstacles including climbing walls and ropes, navigating monkey bars and carrying water jugs.

Last year’s team raised over $5000, and this year we’re aiming even higher! WE NEED YOU to help us reach our $6000 goal. Please donate online.

Interested in getting in on the action? Contact us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org for details on how you can join Team SGSNY!


Don’t feel quite up to the City Challenge?

Get fit in a fun and supportive environment, with our very first Summer Fitness Class on Monday 10th July at the British International School of New York.

Suitable for all levels, this class will have you feeling good while doing good with our very own Grace Owen. Following, enjoy healthy snacks and the opportunity to mingle with your new fitness friends.

$20 to participate. Register online today!

For any questions, please contact us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org.

July 2017 Membership Perks

This month, receive 20% off all custom clothing for men and women at Upper East Side atelier and boutique Oliver + Jane.

Receive a complimentary on-site consultation with an architect for the house or apartment renovation of your dreams, courtesy of Standing Architecture.

Free tickets to Suzanna Ross A Little Love, A Little Amour concert at the Metropolitan Room when you spend $25 on food and drink. Tickets are limited.

To request discount codes or for more information about how to redeem any of the offers below, please email hello@stgeorgessociety.org


Oliver + Jane

Specializing in men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, Oliver + Jane allows one’s personal style to shine through. Every piece is customizable—from fabrics and colors to linings, buttons, and beyond — so you’re always sure to walk away with a unique piece. British design talents Adrian Littley and Jane Wilson Marquis bring their decades of experience in the fashion industry together in this new, beautiful space, offering customers the chance to be as involved—or uninvolved—in the creative process as they like.

Receive 20% off all custom clothing for men and women at this Upper East Side atelier and boutique.

Date: Ongoing
Venue: 401 East 76th Street, New York, NY 10021
Special Offer: 20% off all custom clothing for men and women


Standing Architecture

From comprehensive to consulting services Standing Architecture LLC will provide architectural design, planning, interior design and lighting design. The practice has developed excellent working relationships with designers, structural & MEP engineers, general contractors and expediters.

Receive a complimentary on-site consultation with an architect for the house or apartment renovation of your dreams, courtesy of Standing Architecture.

Date: Ongoing

Websitehttp://www.standing.com

Special Offer: Complimentary on-site architect consultation


Suzanna Ross A Little Love, A Little Amour concert at the Metropolitan Room

Suzanna Ross will be singing a repeat performance of A Little Love, A Little Amour. Combining old-style romance with contemporary flair, Suzanna will cover songs from the American, French, and British songbooks. She is known for a warm, sometimes smoky, sometimes poetic sound that lends itself to lush melodies and lyrics sung in both English and French.

The songs include American tunes, French classics, 60s and 70s pop, and movie favorites from the lists of Diana Krall, Sting, Edith Piaf, British pop legend Dusty Springfield, Burt Bacharach, Michel Legrand, French pop legend Francoise Hardy, and more. She will be accompanied by her quartet of musicians from the New York City and European scenes. The tightly knit band moves easily from jazz, to pop, to ballads, and includes piano, bass, sax, and drums.

Date: July 6. 7pm (doors open at 6.15pm)
Venue: Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10010
Websitehttp://metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=260036

Special Offer: Free tickets when you spend $25 on food and drink. Tickets are limited.


Drive Data Recovery

Drive Data Recovery is the nation’s leader in data recovery services with a network of 73 facilities staffed with expert technicians dedicated to helping you get your life back on track when you think your data is lost forever. They are experts in recovering data from desktop/laptop hard drives and SSD’s, RAID arrays, servers, mobile phones, tablets and USB storage devices.

In addition to their standard no-cost evaluation/diagnostic service, St. George’s Society members will receive a 15% discount on data recovery services.

Date: Ongoing
Websitehttps://www.drivedatarecovery.com

Phone: 1-866-315-3282
Special Offer: 15% discount on data recovery services


The Play That Goes Wrong
Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG “A GUT-BUSTING HIT!” and The Huffington Post says, “THIS IS THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN!” Winner of the Olivier Award for BEST NEW COMEDY, this sidesplitting show-within-a-show is a classic murder mystery chock-full of mishaps and more madcap mania than a Monty Python marathon!

Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s bedlam beyond Broadway’s wildest nightmare and “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY!” (The Daily Beast).

Date: Through November 19
Venue: Lyceum Theatre Broadway, 149 West 45th Street
Websitehttp://bit.ly/2pWEa1S

Special Offer: Over 35% off tickets


 

Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

Join St. George’s Society of New York as we give back to individuals in need.

We are looking for members to join St. George’s Society as we go to Ronald McDonald House and volunteer with their Daytime Team Building program on Sunday 17th September 2017 from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Our group will be assigned to various tasks around the House including light cleaning, stocking the pantry, organizing donations and taking inventory.

Ronald McDonald House New York provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems.

To register to volunteer, please email hello@stgeorgessociety.org. Spaces are limited.

St. George’s Gives Back | St. Thomas Church Soup Kitchen

Join St. George’s Society of New York as we give back to individuals in need.

We are looking for volunteers as we return to help in St. Thomas Church’s soup kitchen on Saturday 19th August 2017 from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Throughout the summer months, St. Thomas Church delivers bagged lunches to homelessness individuals in New York City. On the day, we will help prepare the lunches then embark along designated routes to distribute to any needy individuals we encounter.

To register to volunteer, please email hello@stgeorgessociety.org. Spaces are limited.

St. George’s Gives Back

St. George’s Society is delighted to announce our newest initiative: St. George’s Gives Back!

This program reflects the overwhelming request from you—our members and supporters—to take a more active role in serving our community. St. George’s Gives Back see us participate in volunteer activities throughout the city to help those in need.

Our first volunteer activity took place on Saturday 17th June at St. Thomas Church’s Soup Kitchen where we prepped, packed, and distributed bagged lunches to individuals experiencing homelessness. Our group made record-breaking time for food prep and packaging, and successfully served over 300 lunches in Midtown Manhattan!

View more photos from the day.

We are thrilled to offer these unique opportunities for members to interact and give back at the same time!

Upcoming St. George’s Gives Back activities:


If you have any questions or suggestions for future volunteer activities, please contact Eliane Abou-Assi at eliane@stgeorgessociety.org.

 

Summer Nights in the Garden

 

Join St. George’s Society on August 9th for an exclusive look into the history of New York City’s very own Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan’s “best preserved” (The New York Times) 19th-century home.

Built in 1832, Merchant’s House was purchased by Seabury Tredwell, a prosperous New York City hardware merchant, in 1835. The Tredwell family continued to live in the landmark late-Federal and Greek revival style row house for nearly 100 years.

Learn about the domestic life of this prosperous merchant family and their four Irish servants during the mid-19th century—a time when New York City transformed from seaport to thriving metropolis.

Enjoy complimentary wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres in the Museum’s private garden and guided tours of the House.

Admission is $20 per person to be paid in cash upon arrival.

Event begins at 6pm. We encourage you to arrive on time to take part in the exclusive tours being offered to St. George’s Society members and friends.

To RSVP, please email hello@stgeorgessociety.org.

Merchant’s House Museum
29 East Fourth Street
New York, NY 10003

Afternoon Tea with the Beneficiaries

On 1st June, Nord Anglia International School welcomed a group of our elderly beneficiaries to enjoy a spring afternoon of entertainment and refreshments.

 

Now in its second year, The Spring Tea and Talk event provides the opportunity for the children to meet and interact with the beneficiaries in our community. During the afternoon, guests enjoyed talented musical performances by the students, including a reprise from the musical Annie, a pianist and a live guitar set.

This year we also introduced the interactive mural, which allowed guests to express themselves creatively through the medium of art. Students and beneficiaries of all ages added their signature piece to the mural – ranging from quotes and floral designs to native flags and cultural symbols.

We would like to thank all the children and teachers at the Nord Anglia International School who helped create such a successful event. Additionally, thank you to the generous donation from the Inez Branca Family Foundation, an ongoing supporter of our Beneficiary Program.


Since its establishment in 1770, St. George’s Society has served thousands of people in need. Currently, we serve over 100 elderly beneficiaries, providing monthly stipends for elderly and disabled beneficiaries living in New York to remain safe and comfortable in their homes, avoiding homelessness.